Vernon Harold "Shakey"
Gretsinger, 77, of Butler, Pennsylvania, passed away on
January 21, 2017 at his residence.
He was born
August 13, 1939 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to the
late Vernon Clair Gretsinger and the late Maxine Smith
was a graduate of Punxsutawney High School. He then went
on to receive his license from the Pittsburgh Barber
School. Vernon worked as a Master Barber for Pines Plaza
Barber Shop and a Bartender at Pieces of Eight Lounge,
Highway Inn, and the Bakerstown Hotel before retiring in
October 2000. He was a member of New Testament Baptist
Church. Vernon enjoyed collecting steins, pewter
Indians, and Zippo lighters.
He is survived
by his wife Linda Mae Swatsworth Gretsinger, whom he
married on September 19, 1960; one daughter, Teri K.
Ruffner and her husband David of Butler, PA; one
grand-daughter, Rachel L. Ruffner; one sister, Carol Ann
Mitchell and her husband Norman of Punxsutawney, PA;
sisters-in-law, Sandra Gretsinger of New Fane, NY, and
Mary Morgan of Rockton, PA; brother-in-law &
sister-in-law, William and Sally Swatsworth of Du Bois,
PA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to
his parents he was preceded in death by his infant
daughter, Tammy Lynn Gretsinger; and his brother,
There will be
no public visitation.
A Memorial Service will be held on
Saturday, January 28, 2017, 11:00 am at the New
Testament Baptist Church, 437 N. Duffy Rd., Butler, PA,
with Pastor David Bobbitt, officiating.
Arrangements are being handled by
Thompson-Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 124 E. North St.,
Butler, PA 16001.
In lieu of flowers, the family
suggests memorial donations be made to New Testament
Baptist Church, 437 N. Duffy Rd., Butler, PA 16001.